Morning Report: In the Streets of Boston

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Morning Report: In the Streets of Boston
The journey continues tonight in Boston as the Ducks look for a fourth consecutive victory on their marathon eight-game, 15-day road trip.
Photos from the morning skate
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The journey continues tonight in Boston as the Ducks look for a fourth consecutive victory on their marathon eight-game, 15-day road trip.

It’s been nearly three years since the Ducks have been in Boston (3-0 victory on Dec. 20, 2010). The Ducks have won their last two games in Boston, and have a 6-5-1 record all-time at TD Garden (10-9-5 overall).

Tonight will mark the return of winger Dustin Penner, who’s missed the last five games with a concussion suffered October 20 vs. Dallas. With the team losing players to injury seemingly on a game-by-game basis, Penner’s return is that much more important.

Yet, despite the injuries, the Ducks find themselves tied for second in the Western Conference. Head coach Bruce Boudreau attributes the team’s success to its depth.

“I don’t know, good depth would be the only answer,” he said. “We do have good depth and that’s why Norfolk has started out so well. I’ve said it before, we had 17 forwards I thought could’ve made the team this year and you can only carry 14. So the guys that have been called up are an extension. They are NHL players. There just was no room for them at the beginning of the season. So, now they’re coming in and they’re holding their own.”

In net for the second consecutive night will be Jonas Hiller, who is coming off a 26-save performance in Anaheim’s 3-2 victory in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Hiller is 5-2-0 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.

EXPECTED LINE COMBINATIONS
Patrick Maroon – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Dustin Penner – Nick Bonino – Emerson Etem
Andrew Cogliano – Mathieu Perreault – Kyle Palmieri
Daniel Winnik – Peter Holland – Devante Smith-Pelly

Hampus Lindholm – Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Bryan Allen – Sami Vatanen

INJURY UPDATES
Saku Koivu
(concussion) and Viktor Fasth (lower body) are likely to stay in Anaheim for the remainder of the road trip, according to Boudreau. Teemu Selanne returned to Anaheim to have oral surgery after taking a stick to the mouth in Tuesday’s game in Philadelphia. Selanne is expected to return within two weeks.

DUCKS-BRUINS
Due to a Western Conference-only schedule in 2012-13, the Ducks and Bruins meet for the first time since Mar. 25, 2012 at Honda Center. In that contest, the Ducks rallied from a 2-0 deficit and tied the game, but eventually fell to the Bruins, 3-2. The Ducks have won three of their last four meetings vs. Boston overall, including a 3-0 shutout nearly three years ago on Dec. 20, 2010 at TD Garden, the most recent contest between the two clubs to be played at Boston (Ducks have won two straight at Boston). All-time, Anaheim has posted a 10-9-5 record vs. the Bruins, including a 6-5-1 mark at TD Garden.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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